Refugee Protection in International Law: UNHCR's Global Consultations on International Protection

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Erika Feller, Volker Türk, Frances Nicholson
Cambridge University Press, Jun 26, 2003 - Law - 717 pages
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Millions of people are today forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict, systematic discrimination, or other forms of persecution. The core instruments on which they must rely to secure international protection are the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. This book examines key challenges that the Convention faces, including the scope of the principle of non-refoulement and the proper application of the elements of the refugee definition. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) commissioned papers on these issues from some of the world's pre-eminent international refugee lawyers, discussed at a series of expert roundtable meetings during 2001 as part of UNHCR's Global Consultations on International Protection. The papers and roundtable conclusions are published here, together with an introduction and the landmark declaration of the 2001 Ministerial Meeting of States Parties to the Convention and/or Protocol.
  

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Contents

list of annexes pageviii
ix
Foreword
xv
Expert roundtables and topics under the second track of
xxi
Table of treaties and other international instruments
xlv
List of abbreviations Iv
lvi
perspective
5
Protection from persecution in the twentyfirst century
37
perspective 3
39
roundtable Geneva November 2001
253
meaning of membership of a particular social group
263
group expert roundtable San Remo September 2001
312
San Remo September 2001
351
status determination
357
alternative expert roundtable San Remo September 2001
418
roundtable Lisbon May 2001
479
cessation of refugee status expert roundtable
545

Background
78
Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees
81
Opinion
87
roundtable Cambridge July 2001
178
nonpenalization detention and protection
185
November 2001
604
and beyond
613
Cambridge July 2001
667
Index
674
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